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with a lot of groups are popping what i would call peripheral jihad against america. thing, doing their own but they have also attacked on the desire to hurt us. embassies, some experts are worried it may portray america as week, saying there was a lot of chest thumping on jihadist websites. the state department says they were not taking any chances. fight against terror got a financial boost today from the kingdom of saudi arabia. king abdullah donated $100 million to the united nations center on counterterrorism. the secretary of state john kerry applauded the move, calling it an important step towards giving other countries the means to combat terrorism. >> two soldiers wounded in the deadly 2009 shooting spree at fort hood testified about the day they watched their comrades die. the emotional testimony came as the draw against admitting shooter major nadal hassan
resumed. yesterday, his attorneys argued that the major, representing himself, was trying to give himself the death penalty. toudge denied their request take over or leave the case, saying that hassan has the right to represent himself even if he is doing so poorly. hassan did not question either soldier who testified today. >> once again, a mild day has turned into a wet, stormy night in some areas. chief meteorologist doug hill joins us with the latest. >> right now 80 degrees in arlington outside of the belfort furniture weather center. this is one of our many weather cameras, this one from fairfax. beautiful cloud time lapse. for a fewvy rain, brief minutes, then it is starting to brighton. showers and storms this evening. tomorrow, i think that will be a very active weather day, numerous showers and storms. heavy downpours just north of annapolis, severna park, glen
, alle, south of baltimore of this moving generally from the southwest to the northeast. more across west virginia and ohio. tomorrow, and let of that will consolidate over our area. 80 in washington, reagan national, 81 lexington park. overnight, 69-75 in the morning. through the day tomorrow, more showers, more storms, the high in the 80s. a look at the weekend weather in just a few minutes. >> tonight, torrential rain continues to flood the midwest. 17 inches, soaking parts of missouri since the weekend. the strong storms washed out roads, damaged homes, rule soccer fields and campgrounds. floods threatened 10 states because of a stationary front hovering over the states. heavy rain is expected to slow down, but a high water will take time to run off. >> the number of americans
applying for unemployment benefits is at a six-year low. the 12 week average dropped more ,500,6000 applications, 335 the lowest level since the recession began in 2007. analysts say that means company making fewer layoffs. >> virginia's lieutenant governor is calling on the major party candidates for governor to clean up their campaigns and focus on the issues. >> right now it is pretty much just millions of dollars being spent on name-calling and mudslinging. that is really not what the people of virginia one or deserve. >> the republican lieutenant governor told our news partner wto puréed you use disgusted by what he is seeing. democrat chanel he and terry mcauliffe. into is an investigation the sitting governor, bob mcdonald.
tonight, former president george w. bush is recovering at home from a heart procedure. we are hearing that president obama called to wish him well. a white house spokesperson said they spoke on wednesday. president obama was said to be happy to hear that mr. bush was on the mend. tuesday, surgeons inserted a stent to open a blocked artery in his heart. of threet, the first winners from last night's huge powerball jackpot. the winning ticket sold in new jersey and minnesota. late this afternoon, paul white came forward in roseville, minnesota, to claim the first part of the prize. he says he does not mind having to split the pot three ways. >> well, i think i can get by. we will see. it's a big deal. >> there were no jack tickets in our area, there is a $1 million
to thetcy protection u.s. railway whose runaway train crashed into a small town in québec, killing nearly 50 people. the judge expressed disgust at the montréal railway's behavior. he called the action deplorable. >> a dangerous railroad crossing in gainesville will soon be shut down, but it is likely to cause a traffic had what -- traffic had wake in the process. it will close the crossing on the weekend of august 24 and when he five. the traffic will be shifted to a new overpass above the tracks. last month, a train crashed into a tractor-trailer on the tracks and shut down the roadway two hours. tonight with ade warning about what happened after hurricane sandy. 10 months after the superstorm, people in this area are feeling
the impact on car lots. they are called sandy cars. as steven tschida tells us, can range from a bad investment the way to dangerous. hurricane sandy submerged hundreds of thousands of vehicles. a lot of them dried out and eventually drove south. sandy cars are back on the road throughout the united states. >> this camera looks fine at first glance. but this is what it looks like. it took only a few hours to get it appearing fresh again. >> the salt has started to eat through the metal. this car is rotting from the inside out. >> cars are getting cleaned up and sold to unsuspecting buyers. estimates 200,000 flood cars are on the nation's roads, partially because of its proximity to new york and new jersey, virginia ranking 10th overall with the percentage of flood cars. maryland is lower at 26th.
an estimated 10,000 flood cars are found here in the metro area. technician hates having to tell the customer they have a flood car. >> they think they got a great deal, but it is not that great of a deal. >> they say it is a matter of safety. >> the airbags don't work properly, brake lines have rusted out, the car won't stop. camry, itthis toyota will not be hitting the market. his snacks to mark -- it's next up will be the junkyard. the rest will eventually wind up in the junk yard. stephen tschida, abc 7 news. war hardened veterans reduced to tears, not because of their source feet but the wounds in their hearts. and doug has been keeping a close eye on the radar. the weather forecast coming up.
suicider ago today, two bombers attacked a base in afghanistan, killing three service members. was u.s.those killed major david gray. today, colleagues and friends completed a mission of love and sacrifice in his memory. jennifer donelan has their story. was from georgia, stationed in colorado, killed in afghanistan. throughwere stationed the country and did not get a chance to say goodbye. today, they marched and did just that. do this.on't have to nobody ordered them to do this. they are just doing this out of love and honor for my husband. men,ve and honor fueled 14
brothers, as they marched 140 miles for one man, u.s. major walter david gray. >> kindhearted man, always wanted to pull the best out of everybody, and that is what he did. of delta members flight strapped on their boots and walked from dover air force base to the place where there 38-year-old commander was laid to rest, arriving on the same day that he was killed just one year ago. it, i did i look at not lose a brother, i gained a lot of brothers. >> they left delaware sunday. they set up tents on the side of the road. >> a lot of blisters and foot injuries. >> some had to limp the final leg to arlington national cemetery. his family's gratitude was beyond words. his mother's tears flowed as three children watched on while his wife praised his men. >> he would've been so honored
and he would've been the first in line to do it for any of them. >> last month, his grave was completely silent. downthere, 140 miles came to just a few more steps and another proud farewell. >> i'm so glad they are seeing this. i want them to love and honor and respect him and not be bitter about anything. i know my has-been died doing what he wanted to do. husband died doing what he wanted to do. posthumously received the bronze star and purple heart. reporting live from arlington national cemetery, jennifer donelan, abc 7 news. >> what a story. very proud of them. what is going on outside? we saw some rain. it got heavier through baltimore. it is kind of in between.
more, much more active weather. here is what we have, congressional country club in bethesda. check out the camera. the past couple hours, the skies got very dark, the rain heavy, but picking up almost three quarters of an inch of rain in that portion of montgomery county. temperatures in the 70s where there has been rain, still in the 80s where there has been no rain. 77 rockville, 79 manassas. rain totals, half an inch in rockville, almost .2 inches in manassas. rain in baltimore and the suburbs, a patch off to the west. most of the rain opportunities for the metro is wrapping up right now. we will watch the western suburbs with heavier showers. tomorrow, a much more active weather day. -- 87 and 76 the highs and lows. the record just seven years ago
-- i pick the right career for my math skills. seven years question mark reagan degrees, 77, 85 fredericksburg. we continue to experience every warm, humid air because the dew point temperatures, the 80s, dew point in the 70s, uncomfortable. uppereekend, temperatures 80s, uncomfortable tomorrow with the heat, humidity, showers and storms. i thought they may have missed 100 degrees in dallas, they hit it again today. the heat is confined to that shrinking area. to cold front in the mix mark, showers and storms likely, the front south and east of town. there could be pop-up storms in the afternoon saturday, but most of saturday will be ok. still warm and muggy, but not a lot of storms. sunday a much better day. 73 in the morning, a.d. eight in the afternoon, with widespread
showers -- 88 in the afternoon with widespread showers and storms, tapering off saturday afternoon. more showers and thunderstorms through the area monday and tuesday. >> and now the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. >> the first look at the redskins in action tonight. >> this will be fun, had a lot to watch for. the redskins play the titans in nashville. one expect the skins where titans to be hitting on all cylinders. play, this is the fun time of the season for the fans. we all get to watch the competition for jobs. some of the guys who played on the roster last year, they will not be back. there will be changes, especially on defense. skins have to get younger, quicker, more aggressive. two of the young guys are safety rambo and cornerback david emerson. >> the preseason game, it shows
the confidence the coaches have in you. be on the first- team defense when the season starts. the mindset is to have fun and play the game and hopefully create turnovers, hit people. the super bowl champion baltimore ravens play and tampa bay tonight, the first time we have seen joe flacco since he signed his new contract which guarantees $59 million. how he has a new offensive coordinator. the ravens have significantly revamped their lineup, but all eyes will be on mighty joe, and he is anxious to stand tall and get back in rhythm. there, a get used to being back there, getting hit. since not been hit february 3. my neck will be sore for a little bit after i get hit the first time. it always get you going. >> there is no fun think getting hit.
the ravens games can be seen on 7c 7 at 7:30 tonight, abc your nfl station. baseball fans, the nationals are off tonight. only five hits last night, the bats were quiet, runners stranded. the east division championship will not be repeated this year, and even a wild card spot is a long shot now. last year the nets were winning big games. this year, mistakes, fundamental breakdowns, and after being swept last night by the braves, confidence was low. they start a three-game set with the phillies tomorrow. golf fans, the pga championship with a wrong -- long-range delay this afternoon. jim furyk and scott five under par, jim furyk leader in the clubhouse. tiger woods birdied the first two holes, but then he struggled down the stretch, double bogey the final hole. he finished one over par. this last hole, a lipped out,
to tell us what is going to happen. >> i can do that. right this very moment on doppler radar, showers that moved through earlier are in baltimore, another line of showers into the mountains. a lot are heading to the northeast. they are more to the west. as we get beyond sunset, that will diminish. chancew, a much improved of widespread storms and heavier ones. very warm, upper 80s. upper 80 saturday, but we go the other way with the shower storms diminishing. sunday looks good. monday and tuesday, showers and storms back in the forecast. take an umbrella with you if you are headed out. just a few additional showers this evening. we will take a fresh look tonight. >> abc world news is coming up next. >> have a great evening.
this is "world news." tonight, to the rescue, intense floods in the heartland and high drama as a baby is cradled to safety by firefighters along with her parents who sought safety in the attic. other people calling for help from their roofs and the top of their cars. and tonight the fbi opens a cold case when this man learns a stunning secret about himself. barbara walters here asking for your help solving the mystery. crash news. can your car stand up in a collision? and real money. grab your old cell phones. we're going to put hundreds of dollars in your pocket in minutes tonight.
and a good evening to you and as we come on the air parts of this country are in the middle of a kind of monsoon. more rain in one week than they usually get all summer long and all day we have been seeing families scramble to safety, crawling on roof tops where they're waiting for rescuers. abc's alex perez starts us off with the story of firefighters and a baby girl tenderly carried to dry land. >> reporter: it was a dramatic scene that had two tennessee parents in a panic. little lauren marlin, just five weeks old, rescued from her family's attic by firefighters, her father in shock. >> next thing you know we are in the attic trying to get the babies upstairs . it's hard. it's scary. you don't know what the water is going to do. >> reporter: firefighters wading though that chest-high water,
clutching onto baby lauren's car seat to get her to safety. >> it was emotional. you see your baby and she's a new born and what are you going to do to get us out. >> reporter: across the area swollen creeks forcing some to the safety of their roofs and leaving cars floating on streets. rescue teams fanned out fighting the fast moving waters to get people out, not just tennessee, from arkansas to missouri, the heavy rain is hammering the heartland. over six inches of rain in madison, tennessee this morning, double what they see in a month. in wallace, kansas, the past 24 hours, 8 inches and the worst, rich land, missouri, 17 inches this week, enough for an entire summer. and, diane, tonight here in the nashville area there is still water rushing through these swal own creeks. at one point the water rose so high it carried debris and
garbage all the way up to that bridge. this creek is usually only one to two feet deep. from the downpower to the fires out west. homes threatened. abc's cecilia vega on the fire lines for us. >> reporter: this came right to your gate and burned it down. >> reporter: the flames came right up to steve chittenden's fence, torching even the gate, all he could do was fight back with a garden hose. >> this thing roared up in seconds. >> reporter: in just seconds, the raging inferno ripped through his nine acres, somehow it spared his home of more than 40 years. but many neighbors were not as lucky. in a matter of hours the fire burned more than 15.5 square miles of land 90 miles east of los angeles. drought conditions and hot temperatures have made for a
dangerous fire season in the western u.s. the flames spread so quickly here, residents say they had just minutes to evacuate. the fire even blocked an evacuation road, trapping rescuers for a time. everyone made it out. >> we're watching stuff just explode right in front of our faces. >> reporter: five people injured so far. four of them firefighters. and even with more than 1,000 people battling the blaze on the ground and in the air, it is still just ten percent contained. for one family, this is all that's left, this porch. the plume behind me, that's the hot spot. really what has been the biggest challenge out here, the wind. one fire fighter lent me his wind detector a couple of minutes ago. it's hitting up to 19 miles per hour right now. not making fighting this fire any easier. >> thank you. great to have you reporting in on the fires tonight. now we turn overseas to bring you the news tonight on
that worldwide terror threat which shut down so many u.s. embassies. abc's global affairs correspondent has the latest at this hour. martha raddatz is here. it's almost a week into this threat. what is the very latest tonight? what are you learning? >> reporter: overnight there was a u.s. drone strike in yemen. when you get a threat from a specific country like yemen u.s. intelligence moves everything toward that country, more drones to try to disrupt that network. the u.s. believes this plot is still active. as one intelligence official told me, the cause for serious concern remains. and the men behind it, al qaeda leader nasir al wuhayshi and al-asiri are still in hiding. what really has intelligence worried is that the plot will morph into something else, now that the embassies and
consulates are closed, that the terrorists will set their sights on a soft target overseas, a hotel or something else that is largely unpunprotected. still a lot of concern tonight. >> moving into something impossible to predict. tonight the fbi is asking for everyone watching this program to help solve a mystery. re-opened today after nearly 50 years, a new born was kidnapped from his mother in a chicago hospital, later returned or so the world believes. now after months of investigation by abc news and "20/20's" barbara walters, you hear exclusively from that little boy all grown up and he is a man who has learned a stunning secret about his life. >> reporter: looking at old family photos with paul fronczak is a strange experience. because the baby in his baby pictures is not him. >> how do you feel when you see this picture? >> i feel like i want to find him, and hug him, and make sure
he's ok. >> reporter: paul fronczak recently discovered his entire life -- his name, his parents, his birthday, all of it, is a big mystery. a mystery that began with a kidnapping 49 years ago, in 1964, just a day after paul fronczak was born, the first child of chester and dora fronczak. but baby paul was snatched from his mother's arms right in the maternity ward of a chicago hospital. >> the baby was kidnapped? >> the baby was gone. >> i don't know how someone can come and take a woman's baby. >> reporter: dora fronczak's public appeal to the kidnapper went unheaded -- >> do you have any suspects here in chicago that you are going to question? >> we are questioning suspects throughout the day. >> reporter: a mass tif dragnet came up empty. just over a year later a child
was thought to be him and the parents took him home. are now an adult, paul works for a college in nevada. he's married around has a child of his own, a normal life, until a year ago when a dna test showed his not the fron zach's child after all. >> what are you trying to accomplish? >> my main goal is to find the real paul. my parents raised me and did a great job. i feel that if i don't do everything i can to help find their real child, then i'm not doing my job as a son. >> this is an incredible mystery. barbara walters is here. now that the fbi has re-opened the case does he really think it can happen? >> let's say he's cautiously optimistic. he hopes he may have better luck from the general public than he might get from officials. "20/20" is putting the full resources of the abc news investigative team into the effort to help him solve the two greatest mysteries of his life, who he is and whatever happened
to the real paul fran zach. if you know anything about this case, let us hear from you. >> there are answers out there somewhere. if you have tips please go to our website, abcnews.com slash "20/20." now we have the results of a new crash test on small cars. 20 percent of the industry, millions of us drive them. today we learned nearly half of the small cars in this new test had trouble in the cashes. abc's david kerley takes us through it. >> reporter: this kind of crash is responsible for one of every four serious injuries or deaths. this is a new test which simulates which just a corner of your car is hit rather than full head on and six small cars did not do well. watch this kia, what the insurance institute calls a horrendous collapse of pillars in the instrument panel, slamming into the head of the
test dummy. sonic and cruise were all rated marginal or poor. >> the big problem here is a structural problem. the safety cage around the occupants inside the vehicle needs to be stronger. >> reporter: despite the marginal or poor ratings, the car makers tell abc news their vehicles get good ratings in other tests and they are always working to improve safety. this is what the customers are looking for. the honda civic got the highest rating because nothing instruded into the passenger compartment. six cars got that rating. testers hope the results lead to safer cars. david kerley, abc news, washington. and now the lucky winners in that powerball jackpot, $448 million. there were three winning tickets and today the owner of one of those tickets, a dad in minnesota, came forward. his family by his side. their lives about to change. here is abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: meet paul white,
america's newest multi-millionaire. less than 12 hours after the drawing those 45 electrical engineer came forward to collect his share of the $485 million jackpot. >> i feel this pressure off my shoulders that you carry every day with you. i have two kids. am i going to be able to pay for them to go to college? all these things gone. >> reporter: after taxes he is $175 million richer. the remaining will be split between two mysterious millionaires, one ticket bought here in south brunswick, new jersey. there are several other newly minted millionaires today, in colorado, texas and oklahoma, powerball ticket holders earned a $2 million prize. there were $1 million winner in a total of 16 states.
white says he's been banking on this win for a while, something he joked about in a game with his siblings. >> the joke was their financial plan consists is of playing the lottery. everybody picked my name and they thought it was funny then. who is right now? >> reporter: white says his first purchase is likely going to be a 63 impala for his 80-year-old dad. as for the stores that sold those winning tickets they are all going to get a little jackpot of its own. this stop and shop says it's likely going to donate it's money to the community. people have been lining up to get their powerball tickets for saturday night's drawing, another $40 million. >> i love his first purchase by the way. thank you so much. still ahead on "world news." go get your old cell phones. we're going to show you a new way to put hundreds of dollars in your pocket right now. it's real money. and the new thrill awaiting you
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abc's dan harris thought he couldn't resist. >> reporter: this summer you can do more than just see a superhero movie. you can actually be a superhero. leonardo dicaprio is doing it. rob lowing do it as are bold vag vacationers all over america. >> it's every person's dream. it's truly like being a superhero. you're flying through the air and you go under water, too. >> reporte inspired by james bond, these things are now for rent at an increasing number of beaches. some have raised safety concerns but jetlev, the company that makes this jet pack, claims they have a quote, virtuallypotless safety record. >> it takes very little effort on you part. >> reporter: i had to try it. itucon the water in and shoots it out the back at 1,000
gallons a minute. i had a little trouble mastering it. face plant face plant, another face plant. i did finally get up in the air. it wasn't pretty but it was fun. cheaper versions are on the way so soon this -- >> it's hard to stay in control. >> reporter: might be you. dan harris, abc news, ft. lauderdale. >> we thank you for watching. we're always there for you at abcnews.com. "nightline" will be here later and i'll see you tomorrow night. good night.